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The state aid ironies at the heart of the Brexit trade talks

The state aid ironies at the heart of the Brexit trade talks

Business
Here's the irony: up until recently, if there was one part of the European Union which most Conservatives said they actually rather liked, it was the state aid regime.This, after all, was the one bit of the single market that Britain put most store by. Indeed, back in the 1980s when it was being tailored over successive summits, Britain, more than any other country, really wrote it. And for good reason: the whole point of state aid rules is to prevent other countries from unfairly supporting their national champions. ...
Reusable spacecraft ‘shrouded in secrecy’ touches down in China – state media

Reusable spacecraft ‘shrouded in secrecy’ touches down in China – state media

Technology
China's experimental reusable spacecraft has successfully landed back on Earth, according to state media.The spacecraft launched into orbit from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China on Friday, with a Long March-2F carrier rocket, according to the official Xinhua news agency. Its purpose was to test reusable technologies, providing "technological support for the peaceful use of space", the report added.The spacecraft landed at a designated site on Sunday.According to the South China Morning Post, the mission was "shrouded in secrecy". Adv...

Georgia becomes 10th state to top 5,000 virus deaths

Health
Georgia has become the 10th state in the nation to report that it has surpassed 5,000 deaths caused by COVID-19ByThe Associated PressAugust 22, 2020, 9:58 PM2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleATLANTA -- Georgia on Saturday became the 10th state in the nation to report that it has surpassed 5,000 deaths caused by COVID-19. The Georgia Department of Public Health said there have been at least 5,092 deaths in the state caused by the coronavirus and more than 252,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Data kept by The Associated Press shows the coronavirus has been spreading in Georgia faster per-capita than any other state over the past two weeks, although infection numbers have been declining in the state since their peak last month. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, who was amo...

Will you get an extra $300 or $400 unemployment benefit? It depends on your state

Finance
States are beginning to mobilize to pay out additional benefits to unemployed workers.Some are paying more than others.President Trump signed an executive measure Aug. 8 that offers a $ 300 weekly supplement to unemployment benefits.More from Personal Finance:Don't count on that extra $ 300 in unemployment benefits soonEvictions expected to skyrocket as protections come to an endWhy there's still hope for second $ 1,200 stimulus checksThe aid is part of a "lost wages" grant program being overseen by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.But states can opt to kick in an extra $ 100 a week — for a grant total of $ 400 a week, in addition to current state benefits.Kentucky and MontanaIt appears just two states — Kentucky and Montana — are opting to pay $ 400 instead of
Breakthrough extends quantum state stability by 10,000 times

Breakthrough extends quantum state stability by 10,000 times

Science
Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Scientists in Chicago have developed a way to keep quantum states operating for longer periods of time -- a breakthrough they say could accelerate the development of quantum communication, computing and sensing. Hundreds of studies have hinted at the power of quantum mechanics, and scientists have predicted quantum technologies will provide a speed boost to computers, beef up cyber security, enhance the resolution of astronomical images and more. Advertisement For now, however, these applications remain relegated to the realm of theory. While scientists have successfully created quantum systems, they have proven delicate, unstable and frequently finicky. One of the challenges of building useful quantum technologies is that most quantum systems remain operational, or "cohe...